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what is the difference between an echocardiogram and an ultrasound test?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Same: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Ultrasounds can be done for other organs such as the kidney.
Answered on May 30, 2019
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Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Same machine : Same machine. Different exam and usually a specialty ultrasound probe. Echocardiogram is specific to an exam of the heart. Ultrasound is a generic term used to describe looking at virtually any body part using this technology.
Answered on May 30, 2019
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